Saturday, 4 May 2013

Scarecrow's Garden Journal Notes: April 2013:

April Growth:Snow Peas, Kale, Beetroot and Broccoli

Temperatures this month:
Lowest Min 4.6C
Highest Min 24.1C
Lowest Max 16.1C
Highest Max 30.5C
26.5 mm Rain

Rain: Year To Date: 67.5mm (Average YTD: 88mm)
Comparison with other years:
April Average is 22mm:
2013 26.5mm
2012  3mm
2011  3mm
2010 18mm
2009 31mm
2008 24.5mm
2007 30mm

Weather Highlights?
The second month of autumn has been much milder. Mornings are growing cooler with 14 minimum temps under 10C. Some welcome rain and winds that have been light.

This Month:
Another busy month that saw us away from home for half the time, a two day market, Microman's first birthday, a trip to Adelaide for some wood shopping and again to Adelaide to stay by the beach for some grandie-sitting (yippee!!) after which we joined them for a trip to the zoo.

The autumn seedlings have put on steady growth and I have been busy tidying up the garden.

Harvest Tally:
Doesn't include Greens fed to the chooks on a daily basis or herbs picked for use in the kitchen for cooking or tea making. For Salads, Juice and Stirfries I have been picking Amaranth, Silverbeet, Celery, Cress, Gotu Kola, Lettuce, Kale, Parsley, Beetroot and Sweet Potato Leaves which are not always weighed.
Beetroot 540g
Capsicum 1122g
Carrots 382g
Cucumber 589g
Tommy Toe Tomatoes 104g
Zucchini Early 2583g

Total Veg Harvest for April   5.3Kgs

Peaches  2758g
Strawberry Guava 256g

Total Fruit Harvest for April 3Kg

Total Eggs for April: 32 eggs.
32 From the 5 Farmyard Ferals
0 From the Lone Barnevelder
0 From the 4 Faverolles

April  of Previous Years:

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